Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A tour the whole family will love...

You may not know what this is, but you probably eat it every day.  It is probably one of your favorite foods. And you'll probably get some from your sweetheart today.

 It's ripe.  So let's dig in.  Well, not yet...

We're getting warmer.  The beans are harvested.

 The pulp around the beans has been removed and the beans fermented until just right.  Then they are removed from their watery bath, dried and roasted.

 Here the beans are ground..

 Tastes like chocolate! This is chocolate in its purest form.  It wasn't even bitter.  

It passed the taste test.  It was delightful to dip tree ripened and exotic fruits into  the fresh chocolate sauce. To learn more about Alex and his plantation Finca Kobo visit www.fincakobo.com 

Here's this weeks recipe for Chocolate Sauce Kobo:

1 grated Finka Kobo chocolate heart
1/2 cup milk or water
1/4 cup sugar


Combine the grated chocolate, sugar and milk in a small sauce pan.  Stir for 8-10 minutes over medium heat.  Remove from heat and serve with fruit.  Feed to your hungry Monkeys.  

Happy Valentine's Day!


The Chair Speaks said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks for the recipe. Will try it.

DJan said...

Happy Valentine's Day back to you! I think I will go and see if I can find some of that chocolate. If I am unsuccessful, I promise to eat SOME chocolate today!

Wanda..... said...

Couldn't possibly get any fresher than that...perfect for Valentine's Day! I just ate a piece of dark chocolate, 60% cacao.

Christina Rodriguez said...

Wow! I never knew that's what cacao beans looked like. I kind of want to try the husk or squash-looking thing that they come in now...

I'm surprised, too, that the pure chocolate wasn't bitter! The 99% bars that my husband likes taste like coffee to me.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh it looks so nummy!
Happy Valentines Day!

Serline said...

Chocolate making is so interesting and not so easy. I can never do it myself but I have definitely enjoy reading and looking through all your pictures.
Hope you have a Happy Valentine's day.:)

Linda Hensley said...

I want some of this! I never would've guessed that's what chocolate looks like in its original form. I hope you had lots of it for Valentine's Day! Great pics!

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Pat Tillett said...

It sure looks good to me!